Introduction: Bowl Made From 33 Rpm Record

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This can be made for any occasion. a holiday, baby shower, wedding. Reuse old records and make as gifts. Each dish has its own unique shape.

Step 1: Bowl From Vinyl 33 Rpm Record

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MATERIALS

metal bowl, works best with a narrow bottom

33 rpm vinyl record

acrylic paint 2 colors your choice

rubber stamp of your choice

newspaper to protect the service

Step 2: Process

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center vinyl record on top of bowl, set oven to a very low temperature, around 150 degree, put bowl with record into oven, watch carefully till record starts to bend down over bowl. When you reach the shape you want carefully remove from oven and allow to cool.

Step 3: Paint and Decorate

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using a acrylic paint or spray paint, color of your choice paint entire bowl. When dry use your stamp and stamp a design all over bowl. I painted the edges of the bowl and (optional) used a glitter spray to add interest. This bowl was for a baby shower to hold candy, many compliments on it.

Comments

Phil B (author)2015-02-15

The USAF Museum at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn (Dayton area), Ohio has displays on life in POW camps from various wars, including Germany in WW II. GIs were able to get phonograph records. They made a form with a dowel or a broomstick about 1 1/4 inches in diameter and a corresponding recess in a board. They heated the record with a candle and pressed a small cup from it. They also magnetized a sewing needle and mounted it in a disc of light cardboard which they floated in the small cup filled with water. This gave them a compass for use after an escape.

charterl (author)Phil B2015-02-16

Thank you for the interesting information, my father was in WW II and I wonder if he would remember this, he passed 4 years ago, but often told stories of his time in the army.

Phil B (author)charterl2015-02-16

It leaves a hole when we lose our parents, and yet we know it is coming. If you would like to see some interesting things about interesting things in prison camps, Google "foxhole radio." Many of the GIs in WW II made crystal radios as boys. They found creative ways to do that in prison camps, too. A German prison camp guard knew GIs were not to have radios, but he also knew his superiors were not telling the truth to him and others about how near the Russian Army was. He went to the prisoners under his watch to learn what they knew from reports they heard on their contraband radio. At night power was cut to the barracks. That left hundreds of feet of wire in the electrical system that could be harnessed for an impromptu antenna.

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2015-02-15

Daww the blue baby one is adorable! You're right this would make an amazing gift! Welcome to instructables!

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